|Project by Gofor||posted 10-05-2010 03:13 AM||5242 views||4 times favorited||16 comments|
This is a hope chest I made for my Grand-niece (I am her surrogate “Grand-pa” as both her real grandpa’s are deceased). Made of solid quarter-sawed white oak with eastern red cedar lining, and features removable trays, one which has a locking top. Dimensions are 40” long x 20” tall x 18” deep. The cedar panels are removable should someone near to her be allergic to them. The floating panels (all four sides) are book-matched, with the exception of the front horizontal ones, which are book-matched on the opposite side
In keeping with the “tree-cycle” philosophy: The 54” diameter tree this wood came from, which took root in North Carolina about the time of the U.S.A. Civil War (1860’s), was split by Hurricane Fran in 1996. It took about 11 years to die, and the owner of the property called a friend of mine who is a sawyer to harvest the wood so that it would not be lost as firewood. He milled it and kiln-dried it, and I was the lucky recipient (purchaser) of about 80 bf of nice lumber. I used about 50bf in this project.
Labor of love, far from perfect, but best I could do with what I have.
Thanks for looking. All critiques/criticisms and suggestions for future improvements in my endeavors are welcomed.
Thanks for looking.